Jan 3, 2012

Alternative Lord's Prayer

Here’s an alternative version of the prayer Jesus taught his disciples (Matthew 6:9-13) from All Saints Fulham Church in London, England.

Alternative Lord’s Prayer

Eternal Spirit,
Life-Giver,
Pain-bearer,
Love-maker,
Source of all that is
and that shall be,
Father and Mother
of us all,
Loving God,
in whom is heaven:
the Hallowing of your Name
echo through the universe.

The Way of your Justice
be followed
by the people of the world.

Your Heavenly Will be done
by all created beings.

Your commonwealth
of Peace and Freedom
sustain our hope
and come on earth.

With the bread
we need for today
feed us.

In the hurts
we absorb from one another
forgive us.

In times of temptation
and test,
strengthen us.

From trials too sharp
to endure,
spare us.

From the grip
of all that is evil.
free us.

For you reign in the glory
of the power that is love,
now and for ever.  Amen.

— from the website of All Saints Fulham website.  All Saints Fulham, Pryors Bank, Bishops Park, London.

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